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The Blue & Gray Press | August 19, 2019

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President of ICA Relinquishes Post


The President of the Inter Club Association (ICA), Mike Powers, has stepped down from his position. Powers, a senior, who took on the position this past April said he is stepping down for “personal reasons.”

The purpose of the ICA is to bring the various clubs on campus together.

Despite his absence, “The future of the club is to continue what it always does: unite clubs and bring more into the UMW community,” said Powers.

The ICA currently functions under the leadership of Interim President Margaret Boyle, a junior international affairs major, until the ICA members elect a new president. No definite date for the election has been set, but the only current candidate running is Rob Jarvis, a junior, according to Boyle.

Boyle also stated that the election is going to be open to the student body election, and that all are encouraged to vote.

After the elections, Boyle will resume her position as vice president. Nominations for the new ICA president occurred at this week’s Student Senate meeting.

Boyle also stressed the importance of students becoming more involved in student organizations and staying connected on campus.

“It’s really imperative that people join [OrgSync],” Boyle said. “It’s like a social media website, but for organizations on campus, and it’s a really useful tool for students to be aware of school events going on and to keep track of your commitments.”

While Powers has stepped down, members of the ICA spoke highly of his time as president of the organization.

“[Powers] did his best to serve the student body, as we all do as members of the executive cabinet. He voted on behalf of ICA and worked to ensure student voices were heard,” said Jeremy Thompson, president of the Student Government Association.